Tomorrow! Yes, it's been a horrible election year. The ads have been rude, offensive and often inaccurate or downright false. The calls have interrupted our lives. Our mailboxes have been filled with trash.
Still. We need to vote. Even though these days it seems that corporations are actually running the government and politicians say whatever they think will get them elected. We need to vote, make our voices heard even if we will be drowned out by big money within months.
After we vote, we need to pay attention. Find out about the ALEC Conference and let your legislators know that it's lobbying and needs to be reported like lobbying. As long as events like this go unnoticed, our votes will mean little because corporations and special interests will continue to write the laws that govern us--and odds are those laws won't be to our benefit. I for one will be most interested if our new senator, whoever he might be, becomes a member of this questionable organization.
I hope you will join me in voting tomorrow. If we don't vote, we lose our right to complain--even worse, we relinquish our right to make a difference.
Here are five more reasons to vote:
1. It's free!
2. It doesn't contain any calories.
3. They call it "exercising" your right to vote. So it's exercise, right?
4. Fall is a great time for a drive or a walk.
5. You can feel superior to all those who did not get out there and vote!